Christian Bragarnik is looking for a substitute for the Elche bench. the club owner decided last night to dismiss Francisco, after the defeat in Vallecas (2-1) and the terrible streak at the start of the season (one point out of 21 possible). All eyes are directed towards Argentina, with the name of Sebastián Beccacece, mainly, or Diego Cocca. of the national, the fans yearn for José Bordalás, although the man from Alicante expects a team with higher aspirations after leaving the Valencia bench.
The Elche squad arrived this morning at the Alicante station without Francisco. The Almeria coach, the first dismissed of the season, has decided to return on his own to Elche after being fired last night. The work session that was scheduled for this morning has been canceled and the return to training will take place tomorrow with installation and schedule to be determined, according to the entity’s statement.
Sebastián Beccacece, as TyC pointed out last night through the Argentine journalist Germán García Grova, is the best placed. He is 41 years old and has a similar profile to Francisco. With character and motivationsometimes eccentric, and with a manual faithful to the system of three central defenders that seems to adapt better to Elche’s game and a commitment to high pressure in the opposite field. His problem may lie in his ignorance of the Spanish league, the same problem that Jorge Almirón had when he was hired to replace Pacheta.
Beccacece, who was part of Sampaoli’s staff, is part of Bragarnik’s agenda. He made Defense and Justice Cup Winners’ Cup champion, a club that is controlled by the owner of Elche, and could be his bet. In the case of Diego Cocca, he is another Argentine coach who has built his fame and resume in Mexican soccer and who recently left Atlas.